Annual Conference

Annual Statewide Professional Development Conference

Conference Success!

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically to address current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury.

This year’s BIA-MO 14th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 4 – 6, 2018 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

Sessions held Thursday and Friday focused on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, vocational counselors, physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, service coordinators, and others who provide care for persons with brain injury.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

2018 Sessions: 

Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5 Featured: 

Keynote Presentations

  • Impulsivity Assessment and Treatment Options – Eric Hart, PsyD, ABPP-CN and Julie Gretler, PhD, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Neurological Testing – Sean Goretzke, MD, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
  • Daily Life of a Survivor of Brain Injury – Panel presentation featuring survivors and family

Additional Topics

  • Mental Illness and Brain Injury
  • Employment and Return-to-Work Best Practices
  • Rehabilitation Continuum of Care: Hospital to Community Living
  • How Family Dynamics Impact a Survivor’s Recovery and Life
  • IEPs and 504 Plans for Pediatric Survivors of Brain Injury
  • Public Benefits, Guardianship, Public Administration, Special Needs Trusts, and ABLE Accounts
  • And more!

Plan for the Conference in 2019
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Thank you again to our 2018 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor
Department of Health and Senior Services

 Rehabilitation Sponsor
SSM Health Rehabilitation Network 
A SSM-Select Medical Partnership 

Rural Track Sponsor
Missouri AgrAbility Project
FY 2018 – FY 2021

Keynote Sponsors:

Gateway Neuropsychology

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital


Ozark Center

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis 

BIA-MO Annual Statewide Conference 2016 Survivor Keynote

Chill, Thrill, Heal: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Personal Trainer

Logan Johnson loves skiing, but came to a crashing halt in 2012 when he sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for two months and has made a miraculous recovery.

In the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” inspiring video, Logan discusses his trials and tribulations as a survivor of brain injury. Logan shares the message that anything can be accomplished. As he says, “Anything worth doing isn’t easy.”

Watch the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” video featuring Logan Johnson that was shown as the Keynote session during the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference 2016.


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Click here to view a video about how BIA-MO helps those with brain injury




Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290